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ROVOP Appoints Roland Reid as New Training & Competency Manager

08.06.2023
ROVOP, a leading supplier of subsea Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to the energy industry, has appointed Roland Reid as its new Training & Competency Manager.

ABS Issues First-Ever Approval in Principle Certificate for Commercial USV

07.06.2023
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued Approval in Principle (AIP) certificates to Saildrone, including the first AIP for a 33-foot (10-meter) commercial uncrewed surface vehicle (USV), the Saildrone Voyager. Approvals were issued to Saildrone for both the Voyager and (20 meter) Surveyor ocean data collection platforms. The AIP is an important step to class for Saildrone’s vehicles.

Greenlight for Ground-Breaking Autonomous Operations & Maintenance Pilot at Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm

07.06.2023
Pioneering global offshore wind farm owner Northland Power has selected Subsea Europe Services as its partner for a groundbreaking pilot project in Summer 2023 at the Deutsche Bucht Offshore Wind Farm that will place autonomous marine survey and underwater inspection at the heart of its Operations & Maintenance (O&M) programs.

Oceanbotics Launches the SRV-8 MDV Mine Disposal Vehicle

06.06.2023
The SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) is a new addition to Oceanbotics’ Special Purpose Vehicle Division.This field-tested underwater ROV will detect and eliminate explosive mine threats quickly and efficiently, utilizing ECS Special Projects’ Viper MDS technology for neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The SRV-8 MDV’s ease of use and adaptive software will allow commercial and naval EOD teams to locate and neutralize mine threats quickly.

Saab receives order for Sabertooth

05.06.2023
Saab has received an order for the autonomous underwater vehicle Sabertooth from the marine geophysical company PXGEO. The order value is SEK 620 million and deliveries will take place 2023-2025. The order includes more than 20 Sabertooth vehicles, which makes this the largest Sabertooth order to date. These will form part of PXGEO’s MantaRay solution for offshore seismic data acquisition and will be used for deployment and recovery of equipment during ocean bottom surveys.

PXGEO and Saab Unlock the Full Potential of Ocean Bottom Node Seismic with MantaRay

05.06.2023
MantaRay™ is the next-generation Ocean Bottom Node (OBN) handling system using Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (HAUV) capable of deploying and recovering nodes significantly faster and with better precision than traditional methods. Its unmatched effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability is unlocking the full potential of OBN seismic.

Phoenix Conducts Multiple Diving Services Operations Simultaneously

05.06.2023
Naval Sea Systems Command’s Supervisor of Salvage and Diving, Director of Ocean Engineering (00C) tasked Phoenix International Holdings Inc. with three simultaneous Diving Services operations in support of repairs to the aircraft carrier – USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78), guided missile cruiser – USS Normandy (CG-60), and guided missile destroyer – USS McFaul (DDG-74).

Numurus Joins NVIDIA Metropolis to Accelerate Industrial Edge-AI and Robotics Applications

02.06.2023
Numurus LLC, a provider of NEPI®, a fully-featured operating system (OS) for industrial edge-AI and robotics applications, today announced it has joined NVIDIA Metropolis, a partner program focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications. The program nurtures a rich ecosystem and offers powerful developer tools to supercharge vision AI applications that are designed to make the world’s most important spaces and operations safer and more efficient.

4Subsea Launches New Tool to Optimise Vessel Operability

02.06.2023
4Subsea, a leading provider of digital technology and services, has secured its first contract for a new digital solution that enhances the operability of any weather dependent marine vessel operation. Marine Operations DynOps utilises 4Subsea’s 4Insight® data sharing platform to support decision-making based on analytics and reduces operational inefficiencies. It enables ship operators to use vessel sensors, motion sensors and GPS data in conjunction with weather forecasts to accurately predict how a ship will react to the environment up to a week in advance.

New Outland Technology ROV-3000 Fitted with Impact Subsea’s ISFMD

31.05.2023
Impact Subsea’s flooded member detection system has been integrated onto Outland Technology’s newest and most powerful model ROV-3000, designed for ease of use and ruggedness. The combined ROV-3000 and ISFMD system will be put to work by Offshore Drone Inspection Services for a wide variety of inspections in the Gulf of Mexico.

Kraken Robotics Announces $9.5 Million Contract with the Navy of a Large Asia Pacific Country

31.05.2023
Kraken Robotics announces a $9.5 million contract to supply high-resolution seabed mapping sonar equipment to a navy in Asia-Pacific. The customer cannot be named at this time. Under the scope of the contract, Kraken will deliver its KATFISH™ high-speed minehunting solution. The contract also includes a variety of support and sustainment options, including training, spares and operational support.

Phoenix Conducts Overseas Rapid Response in Support of the U.S. Coast Guard

31.05.2023
Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) was recently contracted by Defense Maritime Solutions for diving operations in support of repairs to U.S. Coast Guard Cutters Glen Harris and Robert Goldman. Phoenix mobilized personnel from Norfolk, VA to Naval Security Activity in Manama, Bahrain to conduct shaft seal repair operations on these forward deployed vessels. Phoenix mobilized personnel from Norfolk, VA to Naval Security Activity in Manama, Bahrain to conduct shaft seal repair operations on these forward deployed vessels.

Hydromea Breaks Barriers: LUMA Wireless Modems Certified for Unprecedented Depth in the Ocean External

31.05.2023
Swiss-based autonomous underwater robotics company, Hydromea, has achieved a groundbreaking validation for its underwater optical modems, LUMA X-UV, in Germany's Nautilus lab. With a remarkable certification at 1200 bar of pressure, equivalent to depth of 12,000 meters in the ocean, Hydromea's LUMA X-UV modems have surpassed previous limits.

Unique Group Appoints Sahil Gandhi as CEO Ushering in a New Era of Growth

31.05.2023
Unique Group, global innovators in subsea technologies and engineering, has announced the appointment of Sahil Gandhi to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), succeeding Himanshu (Harry) Gandhi, who will now assume the position of Chairman of the Group.

AquaTitans Selects Sonardyne Tracking for Submersibles Package

30.05.2023
Newly formed specialist manned submersible services provider AquaTitans has chosen underwater tracking systems from marine technology company Sonardyne to support underwater vehicles used by scientists, researchers and filmmakers.

Mariscope and Reach Robotics Sign Exclusive Representation Agreement for Chile and Argentina

29.05.2023
Recently, Mariscope and Reach Robotics signed an exclusive representation agreement for the Chilean and Argentine markets. Given that both companies have always specialized in the development of innovative and individualized solutions, this cooperation will provide the national market with ROV and multifunctional arm systems adapted to local realities and demands.

Subsea Power Pucks Take Center Stage at TAC Challenge 2023

26.05.2023
TAC Challenge is a unique annual event that attracts the world's best STEM students. Tau Autonomy Center is the host of the competition, and the students will be challenged to perform piloted and autonomous missions within subsea and airfields. TAC Challenge 2023 will take place from June 9th to June 13th at Tau Autonomy Center, outside of Stavanger, Norway.

Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 35 is out NOW!

25.05.2023
Ocean Robotics Planet Magazine Issue 35: Events Calendar & Welcome to Ocean Robotics Planet - Exploring the Abyss with Mouse Clicks, not Joysticks - Viva La France, Viva La AUVs! - A Decade of Training on Ocean Glider Technologies - AUVs Maintain our Undersea Superiority: Bluefin Robotics Celebrates its 25th Anniversary - Poster: Nauticus Robotics Hydronaut and Aquanaut - LR11: Industry Leading Submarine Rescue Vehicle (SRV), Provides Naval Sector with Performance and Reliability - Marines Use Unmanned Surface Vehicles to Sustain Dispersed Forces. - Unlocking the Ocean’s Secrets: Versatile Optical Solutions and Subsea Operations - U.S. Naval Oceanography: Pathfinders of the American Military – Part II - Unlocking Automation and Real-Time Decision at Sea with Numurus’ NEPI Operating System for Robotic and Edge-AI Applications - Introducing iSite Subsea a Game Changing Digital Data Management Tool.

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